The Aurora Free Library proudly presents a full program of events each season at the Aurora Free Library and the Morgan Opera House. See all of our upcoming events in the list below.

For more information about programs and events at the Aurora Free Library, contact Sandra Groth, Librarian, at the library at (315) 364-8074.

Ongoing Events

We hold Preschool Storytime weekly on Wednesdays.

The Southern Cayuga Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:15pm.

Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre- Look Up: Tales of the Sky

This summer, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre will tour the world premiere of Look Up: Tales of the Sky!

Where did the sun and moon come from? When you wish upon a star, does someone hear you? Our fascination with space inspires us to imagine, dream, and wonder.

Join Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre as we explore stories about the celestial bodies that light up our world. Look up

Held in the Village Park! Rain location: Morgan Opera House

This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant and the Village of Aurora.

Blast Off with Sally Ride! America’s First Woman Astronaut

Sally Ride is glued to the classroom television as astronaut John Glenn blasts off into space. “I want to do that,” she quietly says to herself, only to be reminded that girls can’t be astronauts. They can’t be shortstop for the LA Dodgers either, another early aspiration, and she soon sets her sights on tennis, learning teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Her insatiable curiosity leads to a passion for science, and children will join in Sally’s discoveries through fun, interactive experiments, all of which they can do again at home. As she matures, she studies the wonders of the universe and finally, when girls can, she becomes America’s first woman astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM. Her compelling story will ignite students’ curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest.

This is funded by the Myrtle Dee Nash Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Summer Book Sale

Friday, July 26: 9 AM — 5 PM
Saturday, July 27: 9 AM — 5 PM
Sunday, July 28: 9 AM — Noon (Bag sale)

Held at the Aurora Masonic Lodge, 325 Main Street, Aurora

Thousands of books! Paperbacks for $1, Hardcover for $2

As always, the book sale takes place the weekend of the Route 90 Garage Sales. Stop in and pick up some great summer reads!

** Donations accepted until Monday, July 22, during open hours. **

Surviving Mars

Someday humans will visit the planet Mars, and eventually, some intrepid explorers may establish a permanent colony there.

But what will it take to turn this from science fiction to reality? What are the challenges to humans exploring Mars, which of them are we making progress on, and which still present major obstacles that we don’t yet know how to overcome?

Join us to explore the perils of the Martian environment, and how solutions to surviving there could help improve life on Earth.

Presented by Zoe Learner Ponterio, Data Manager at the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility at Cornell University.

Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic & Red Tie Variety Show

Join us at 12 noon with your favorite bear and a picnic lunch. At 12:30 pm Red Tie Variety Show will entertain all and all bears in attendance will get a prize!
This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant.

Book Lovers’ Ball

The 15th Annual Book Lovers’ Ball will be held at the Aurora Inn on Friday, September 13th at 6 pm. All funds raised by this gala event support the operations of the Aurora Free Library. The evening includes a sumptuous buffet prepared by the chefs of the Aurora Inn paired with local Finger Lakes wines and Aurora Ale & Lager. There will be a lavish silent auction with items for every taste and budget. And let’s not forget dancing to the infectious sounds of the local dance band The Destination.

You can enter to win two tickets to the Book Lovers’ Ball! Stop in the Library to enter. The drawing will be held on September 4th at the Library.

For more information or to reserve your spot, visit